Embedding digital health into usual care practices

Digital health provides an opportunity to deliver health care closer to a consumer's family and home, reducing waiting time, travel time, expenses and anxiety. We are preparing an Action Plan: Digital Health Adoption focusing on embedding digital health into usual care practices and overcoming barriers, so the digital divide does not disadvantage those with limited access to technology.

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    Improving digital health

    The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) eHealth Incentive encourages practices to keep up-to-date with developments in digital health, find out how to comply on the My Health Record website.

    We assist primary care to understand and make meaningful use of digital health and adopt new technology. 

    Search our case studies, to find out more about some of the initiatives we support.

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    Importance of telehealth

    Telehealth is crucial for people in rural and regional areas, particularly those displaced by disasters such as bushfires. However, more than 17% of people across our region do not have internet access from their home.

    Many of our commissioned services provide online or telehealth services. Search for services we fund in Aboriginal health, alcohol and other drugs, chronic conditions, end of life care, and mental health and suicide prevention.

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    HealthPathways

    Visit your local HealthPathways site for detailed information related to digital health.

    ACT and Southern NSW:

    Illawarra Shoalhaven:

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    The Lumos program

    Lumos is a partnership initiative between COORDINARE, the Southern NSW and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health Districts, and the NSW Ministry of Health. 

    The Lumos program links de-identified patient records from general practices with NSW Health records, to map patient journeys across the NSW health system.

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Using digital health initiatives

Access support tools to ensure that you and your practice can achieve meaningful use of current digital health initiatives.